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Good morning to you! I hope you had a fabulous half term break. Hopefully, you were able to get out in your gardens to enjoy the wonderful sunshine. The home learning plan will be in two parts this half term. Both plans are still planned by myself but I am also planning for Purple and Green foundation subjects. The foundation subject planning will be called afternoon home planning and maths and English will be found on the morning home planning. 

Don't worry if you don't get through all the work set. I will be writing on the English and maths home planning on a weekly basis to inform you what the end of year expectations are for Year 1. You may find your child is already confident in these areas, but if you could complete the task to consolidate learning, so they are ready to start in Year 2 with a firm foundation. Thank you.

Missing you lots. Mrs Steel

 

Summer 2

Summer Reading Challenge

Tomorrow, Friday 5th June is the launch of the Summer Reading Challenge 2020!

The Summer Reading Challenge, presented by The Reading Agency, is delivered in partnership with public libraries and funded by Arts Council England. Children are encouraged to read any books of their choice during the summer holidays (we recommend at least six) with collectable incentives and rewards, plus a certificate for every child who completes the Challenge.

Usually, the Challenge takes place in public libraries across the country. This year, with the disruption caused by Covid-19 and the impact of social distancing on schools and public libraries, the all-new digital Summer Reading Challenge is launching earlier than usual.

For the Summer Reading Challenge 2020, we are asking everyone to get silly with our launch this Friday (5 June) and beyond. The theme for the Challenge is “Silly Squad” – a celebration of funny books, happiness and laughter, featuring bespoke artwork from award-winning children's author and illustrator Laura Ellen Anderson. 

Tomorrow, there will be a whole host of virtual events with guest celebrities and authors to mark the launch of the digital Challenge on our Facebook page from 4 to 7pm. The website will also be updated on Friday and will include new Home and School Zones. The website is free to access and a place for children to rate and review their books and work towards their reading goal. It will also feature video content, games, quizzes and digital and downloadable activities to encourage children and their families to take part in the Challenge at home.

 

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To reach the nation’s parents, carers and children, we want to trend on social media on the 5 June and we need your help! We would love for you to get involved tomorrow with your own silly content and encourage your followers to do the same. Here are some ideas for content we would love to see:
  • Videos of readings from your favourite funny book / poem / joke
  • Photos with your favourite book, pulling a funny face or striking a silly pose / image of a silly space that you read in / a silly snack that you read with / or even your own Silly Squad!
  • A post sharing your favourite funny author and book or a joke – and always asking your followers to share their favourites as well!
  • A poll – do you love Instagram polls? If so, why don’t you find out your friends’ favourite joke, book, silly face, silly snack, etc?
Please use the hashtags #SummerReadingChallenge and #SillySquad2020 and tag @ReadingAgency and if you’re on Facebook tag @SummerReadingChallengeUK so we can share your posts!
You may also wish to tag our illustrator, Laura Ellen Anderson. Laura is on Twitter @Lillustrator and her Instagram page is @laura_ellen_anderson

Stay fit and healthy during this half term break.

A reminder that the Virtual 2K is Friday 29th May. 

 

To enter just email 

salderslade@activenorthumberland.org.uk 

with a photo of your activity, time, name, year group & school. Everyone that enters will be added to a school leaderboard and receive a certificate!

See slide 4 for more information about the 2K run, following the link below. There are lots more activities to keep you fit too. 

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1NV-1hc-Slss7GgBApt9hRY-FHgABR6qM1NiFuKTzkVg/edit?usp=sharing

Have fun in the sun!  

FREE family fitness fun session - An invitation to all Children's Cancer Run schools and runners.  The Children's Cancer Run would have taken place this Sunday 17th May 2020. to mark the date the are running an online event. Please see letter below for further details.

 

I hope you are still challenging yourselves to run 2K in May too.

Week commencing 18.05.20 

Science lesson requires resources, if you can get hold of the following: an egg shell or yogurt pot, cotton wool, water cress seeds, googly eyes (optional), a pen and glue. Art lesson requires salt dough ingredients. 250g plain flour, 125g table salt, food colouring (so objects, added to the slab of dough, will stand out.) Have a great weekend! 

SUMMER 1

Friday 24th April 2020

Thank you for sending all your wonderful photographs, your children are working very hard. I hope you all have a relaxing weekend with your family.

 

Next week, you will be making a didgeridoo so if you can get a kitchen tube or even a longer tube, that would be great. If you don't have a cardboard tube, you could roll up some paper.

 

In science, you will need a selection of seeds from apples, tomatoes, melons, peach, orange pips. Again if you don't have any we can sort some pictures. I was hoping to grow beans with the children, so if you are out at the shops maybe you could buy a couple of bean seeds and some zippy plastic bags about A4 to grow the beans in.   

 

Missing you lots. 

I hope you all had a relaxing Easter and are ready to start your learning at home again. It was lovely to see your video you made, it certainly cheered me up. 
SPRING 2

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